Fire safety

Fighting fire with education, fun

Fighting fire with education, fun

Dozens of families had a hands-on experience at Holley Navarre Station 45 with free food and fun Saturday during the annual Fire Prevention Festival open house. Holley Navarre Fire District Fire Marshal Joe Early heads up the event each year, bringing together a mix of activities and public education.   Read the full article in […]

Caught in crossfire

Caught in crossfire

The gymnasium thundered with the stomping of feet and screaming of spectators. Giant signs emblazoned with glittery flames waved high above the heads of hundreds who sat in the stands or crouched behind ropes on the gym floor. The announcer called the final minute as sweat beaded on one driver’s forehead. He deftly maneuvered the […]

Fire bans not in place despite unusually dry conditions

Fire bans not in place despite unusually dry conditions

No rain has fallen in at least a month, but despite drier than normal weather conditions, no restrictions have been issued banning fires in Gulf Islands National Seashore. Cassity Bromley is the Chief of Resource Science and Stewardship at Gulf Islands National Seashore and said that while no bans are in place at the moment, […]

Vote yes on Holley-Navarre Fire District referendum

Vote yes on Holley-Navarre Fire District referendum

Our safety is on the line This election is indeed as important as they come.  Who will be our next president?  United States Senator? State Representative? Will the medical marijuana law be expanded?  And for all the residents in Navarre and Holley, the life safety issue is will we vote yes to raise the fire-assessment […]

More firefighters needed for Holley-Navarre

More firefighters needed for Holley-Navarre

Holley-Navarre’s Fire District has grown exponentially since 2010, encompassing nearly 50 square miles with only two fire stations and five firefighters between the two at any given time.  And while the 50 square miles hasn’t expanded, the number of residents has, nearly doubling.  Yet, the district is still staffed at the same level as it […]

Fire Festival promotes preparedness

Fire Festival promotes preparedness

Couches and curtains went up in flames during a fire demonstration Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Eighth Annual Fire Prevention Festival at Navarre United Methodist Church. The festival and demonstration helped raise awareness of fire safety and encouraged families to have a fire evacuation plan in place for their home. Less than two minutes after […]